Yolanda "La La" Brown & iCandi

The forgotten Midwest R'n'B duo that met a tragic end.

Kandi and Tiny

Off The Hook: Unreleased demos from the early 2000s!

Keyshia Cole

The way it wasn't.

MQ3

Another shelved R'n'B group from 1997

From Tha'Rayne To The First Seed

Unreleased Yummy Bingham from 2006.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Dynasty - A NuHouse Compilation (CD Comp) (NuHouse Records, 2000)

More great urban music from the second place after Chi-Town to have a bustling underground R&B scene. From Detroit, MI.... more top quality R&B that you probably haven't heard of before and found exclusively on the above compilation from the turn of the millennium. Sort of appearing like a sampler of sorts, altogether there are 2 songs each by 7 different artists dabbling in hardcore hip hop and R&B. The first artist of interest, Roskó, is a smooth male artist who combines R&B with visuals "...As you listen to his smooth yet strong

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Sir 'tifyde: Freak The Phone (EP) (MoStar Records, 1997)

Another obscure male artist - from Godfrey IL - that I know absolutely nothing about but despite the hip hop alias, all 4 tracks on his EP are smooth, sexy male R&B at its best complete with phat talkboxes, female rappers and even a bit of early Brandy Norwood (check out the partial interpolation of I Wanna Be Down in track 4's pre-chorus).

Just recently sold for $167 on eBay...just remember where you heard it first.

Freak The Phone 3:20
Love Me 4:22
California 4:31
Bad Girl 3:28